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Lakeside Lecture Series

The Lakeside Lecture Series, comprised of the four annual lectures listed below, is held on Lakeside's Upper School campus throughout the year. When possible, videos will be posted on this page following each event (we recommend clicking on the "Go Full Screen" button while watching). Lectures are free of charge, but we'd appreciate your RSVP if you plan on attending.

All lectures begin at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
St. Nicholas Hall, Lakeside Upper School. Limited seating is available on a first come, first served basis. RSVPs are appreciated.
Please contact us at 206-368-3606 to request special accommodations.
Karl Rove and Howard Dean: Sept. 28



Karl Rove, who was President George W. Bush’s deputy chief of staff, and Howard Dean, former Democratic presidential contender, will share the Lakeside stage in a moderated Q&A session about the U.S. presidential election.
Austan Goolsbee: Nov. 2



Six days before the Nov. 8 presidential election, Austan Goolsbee, who served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and helped craft the administration's stimulus spending plan, will discuss what he sees as the economic and political realities facing the president and Congress.
Jelani Cobb: Feb. 15, 2017



Historian, journalist, and author Jelani Cobb writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture. He’s an associate professor of history and the director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of several books, most recently “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.”
Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger: March 22, 2017



Former astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger’s multimedia presentation, with behind-the-scenes photos and video footage, will tell how a Vancouver, WA high-school science teacher followed her childhood dream to go to space.
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